Manitoba reports 28 new COVID deaths in first update since Christmas Eve

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba is reporting 28 new COVID-19 deaths in its first pandemic update since Christmas Eve, as well as 524 new cases of the virus.

The province says one of the deaths was a woman in her 30s from the Winnipeg health region.

The rest were in their 60s or older, and many of the cases were linked to outbreaks at seniors' lodges and care facilities.

The province has declared COVID-19 outbreaks are over at Misericordia Health Centre Transitional Care Unit and at Headingley Correctional Centre, but a new one has been declared at Boyne Lodge Personal Care Home in Carman, southwest of Winnipeg.

An outbreak at that facility had been declared over earlier this month.

Manitoba officials say there are 4,488 active COVID-19 cases in the province as of Sunday morning, with 341 people in hospital and 31 of those in intensive care.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 27, 2020.

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